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Trading Places (12A*)

Artists in Residence

A hospital corridor in fluorescent lights.

Three films that capture different perspectives on the relationship between London’s landscape, creativity and capital. 

Interrogating the lived experience and process of gentrification and the after-effects this has on local community and atmosphere.

Mary Dickinson’s Old Kent Road, produced for the BBC’s Arena series, encounters the characters working on one of London’s historic trade routes into the City, and with it, the embers of old Bermondsey.

The New Eastenders charts the land grab of Shoreditch, following clusters of YBAs, gallerists and estate agents as they go on property sprees – featuring Tracey Emin, Victoria Miro, The Lux Centre, Tim Noble and Sue Webster.

Ayo Akingbade’s Deadphant offers a brief portrait of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre a weekend before it was permanently closed in September 2020 and demolished for redevelopment. 

Total Runtime: 102 minutes


Cinema 3